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Open Call for 2012 Wikimedia Fellowship Applicants[cagna surgente]

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I apologize that you are receiving this message in English. Please help translate it.

  • Do you want to help attract new contributors to Wikimedia projects?
  • Do you want to improve retention of our existing editors?
  • Do you want to strengthen our community by diversifying its base and increasing the overall number of excellent participants around the world?

The Wikimedia Foundation is seeking Community Fellows and project ideas for the Community Fellowship Program. A Fellowship is a temporary position at the Wikimedia Foundation in order to work on a specific project or set of projects. Submissions for 2012 are encouraged to focus on the theme of improving editor retention and increasing participation in Wikimedia projects. If interested, please submit a project idea or apply to be a fellow by January 15, 2012. Please visit for more information.


--Siko Bouterse, Head of Community Fellowships, Wikimedia Foundation 02:56, 22 dic 2011 (UTC)

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Bot[cagna surgente]

Ripeto qui quello che scrissi a m:Talk:Cooperation of Wikimedia's Italian regional projects, dato che la destinazione dei flag di bot spettano alle singole wiki. vi servono bot? avete bot che benvenutano? Potrei darvi una mano.--Nickanc 21:18, 7 Jen 2012 (UTC)

Nessun idea al riguardo?--Nickanc 20:10, 5 Fre 2012 (UTC)
Ti rispondo io dato che non lo fa nessun altro, non sarebbe niente male un bot che benvenuta, riusciresti per caso a fare come hai fatto su roa-tara? --Reder 19:40, 6 Fre 2012 (UTC)
Sì, qui le firme da inserire come su roa-tara. Appena qualcuno si inserisce comincio.--Nickanc 20:14, 14 Fre 2012 (UTC)
Per specificare, si intende che, cominciando il lavoro, questa sia formalmente una richiesta di flag bot per cellistbot (msg). :)--Nickanc 20:20, 14 Fre 2012 (UTC)
Ho iniziato a mettere il mio nome, in modo da poter incominciare, purtroppo per adesso non ci sono molti utenti che si possano definire attivi, spero che almeno qualcuno di quelli che erano presenti fino a questa estate torni ad editare su nap perchè ce n'è davvero bisogno. --Reder 00:53, 15 Fre 2012 (UTC)
Hi, I've just granted bot status to User:Cellistbot per request of Nickanc, since the local bureaucrats were inactive and unresponsive. If this is a problem to you please let me know and I'll revoke the flag until clear consensus. Elfix (discussioni) 08:36, 1 Aùs 2012 (UTC)

Announcing Wikipedia 1.19 beta[cagna surgente]

Wikimedia Foundation is getting ready to push out 1.19 to all the WMF-hosted wikis. As we finish wrapping up our code review, you can test the new version right now on For more information, please read the release notes or the start of the final announcement.

The following are the areas that you will probably be most interested in:

  • Faster loading of javascript files makes dependency tracking more important.
  • New common*.css files usable by skins instead of having to copy piles of generic styles from MonoBook or Vector's css.
  • The default user signature now contains a talk link in addition to the user link.
  • Searching blocked usernames in block log is now clearer.
  • Better timezone recognition in user preferences.
  • Improved diff readability for colorblind people.
  • The interwiki links table can now be accessed also when the interwiki cache is used (used in the API and the Interwiki extension).
  • More gender support (for instance in logs and user lists).
  • Language converter improved, e.g. it now works depending on the page content language.
  • Time and number-formatting magic words also now depend on the page content language.
  • Bidirectional support further improved after 1.18.

Report any problems on the labs beta wiki and we'll work to address them before they software is released to the production wikis.

Note that this cluster does have SUL but it is not integrated with SUL in production, so you'll need to create another account. You should avoid using the same password as you use here. — Global message delivery 16:25, 15 Jen 2012 (UTC)

Riporto all'attenzione:[cagna surgente]

Questioni di nomenclatura sulla "seconda guerra mondiale" --Raffaele96 18:15, 15 Jen 2012 (UTC)

Language support group for Napolitano[cagna surgente]

The Wikimedia Foundation has brought together a new team of developers who are dedicated to language support. This team is to support all the languages and consequently it is not realistic to expect that the team members can provide proper support for your language. It is for this reason that we are looking for volunteers who will make up a language support team.

This language support team will be asked to provide us with information about their language. Such information may need to be provided either to us or on a website that we will indicate to you. Another activity will be to test software that will likely have an effect on the running of the MediaWiki software. We are looking for people who clearly identify their ability. Formal knowledge is definitely appreciated.

As much of the activity will be concentrated on, it will be a plus when team members know how to localise at
Thanks, Gmeijssen 16:46, 30 Jen 2012 (UTC)

MediaWiki 1.19[cagna surgente]

(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.) The Wikimedia Foundation is planning to upgrade MediaWiki (the software powering this wiki) to its latest version this month. You can help to test it before it is enabled, to avoid disruption and breakage. More information is available in the full announcement. Thank you for your understanding.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system (wrong page? You can fix it.). 15:11, 12 Fre 2012 (UTC)

pagina in italiano[cagna surgente]

12 Marzo 2012

Scusate l'italiano, non parlo il napoletano.

Volevo segnalare che la pagina Lista 'e mode 'e dicere napuletane e' in realta' in italiano. Vedi i dettagli sulla discussione della suddetta pagina.

Grazie, Gianmarco.

comme salutà in napulitane?[cagna surgente]

Bonjuorno. Tenisse abbisogno 'equarche suggerimenta pe' n'amico ro mije ca va' cercanno nu' poche 'e saluti in napulitano. È nu' pittore ca sta facenno na' recerca pe' nu pruggetto ro soije. A mme me vene 'a mmente sulo: - Statte bbuono; - C'ho bberimme; - Bona jurnata; - Bonjuorno; - Cià.

Poi penzave pure a: "Salutame 'a ssoreta", ma forze nun va' bbuono ... :-)

Che ffà, m'a putite ra' na mano? Stateve bbuono!

Update on IPv6[cagna surgente]

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(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it, as well as the full version of this announcement on Meta)

The Wikimedia Foundation is planning to do limited testing of IPv6 on June 2-3. If there are not too many problems, we may fully enable IPv6 on World IPv6 day (June 6), and keep it enabled.

What this means for your project:

  • At least on June 2-3, 2012, you may see a small number of edits from IPv6 addresses, which are in the form "2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334". See e.g. w:en:IPv6 address. These addresses should behave like any other IP address: You can leave messages on their talk pages; you can track their contributions; you can block them. (See the full version of this announcement for notes on range blocks.)
  • In the mid term, some user scripts and tools will need to be adapted for IPv6.
  • We suspect that IPv6 usage is going to be very low initially, meaning that abuse should be manageable, and we will assist in the monitoring of the situation.

Read the full version of this announcement on how to test the behavior of IPv6 with various tools and how to leave bug reports, and to find a fuller analysis of the implications of the IPv6 migration.

--Erik Möller, VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation 01:14, 2 Giù 2012 (UTC)

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2011 Picture of the Year competition[cagna surgente]


Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2011 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We are interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year 2011. Any user registered at Commons or a Wikimedia wiki SUL-related to Commons with more than 75 edits before 1 April 2012 (UTC) is welcome to vote and, of course everyone is welcome to view!

Detailed information about the contest can be found at the introductory page.

About 600 of the best of Wikimedia Common's photos, animations, movies and graphics were chosen –by the international Wikimedia Commons community– out of 12 million files during 2011 and are now called Featured Pictures.

From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons Features Pictures of all flavors.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories.

We regret that you receive this message in English; we intended to use banners to notify you in your native language but there was both, human and technical resistance.

See you on Commons! --Picture of the Year 2011 Committee 18:31, 5 Giù 2012 (UTC)

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Help decide about more than $10 million of Wikimedia donations in the coming year[cagna surgente]

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As many of you are aware, the Wikimedia Board of Trustees recently initiated important changes in the way that money is being distributed within the Wikimedia movement. As part of this, a new community-led "Funds Dissemination Committee" (FDC) is currently being set up. Already in 2012-13, its recommendations will guide the decisions about the distribution of over 10 million US dollars among the Foundation, chapters and other eligible entities.

Now, seven capable, knowledgeable and trustworthy community members are sought to volunteer on the initial Funds Dissemination Committee. It is expected to take up its work in September. In addition, a community member is sought to be the Ombudsperson for the FDC process. If you are interested in joining the committee, read the call for volunteers. Nominations are planned to close on August 15.

--Anasuya Sengupta, Director of Global Learning and Grantmaking, Wikimedia Foundation 20:17, 19 lug 2012 (UTC)

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More opportunities for you to access free research databases[cagna surgente]

The quest to get editors free access to the sources they need is gaining momentum.

  • Credo Reference provides full-text online versions of nearly 1200 published reference works from more than 70 publishers in every major subject, including general and subject dictionaries and encyclopedias. There are 125 full Credo 350 accounts available, with access even to 100 more references works than in Credo's original donation. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.
  • HighBeam Research has access to over 80 million articles from 6,500 publications including newspapers, magazines, academic journals, newswires, trade magazines and encyclopedias. Thousands of new articles are added daily, and archives date back over 25 years covering a wide range of subjects and industries. There are 250 full access 1-year accounts available. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.
  • Questia is an online research library for books and journal articles focusing on the humanities and social sciences. Questia has curated titles from over 300 trusted publishers including 77,000 full-text books and 4 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, as well as encyclopedia entries. There will soon be 1000 full access 1-year accounts available. All you need is a 1-year old account with 1000 edits. Sign up here.

You might also be interested in the idea to create a central Wikipedia Library where approved editors would have access to all participating resource donors. Add your feedback to the Community Fellowship proposal. Apologies for the English message (translate here). Go sign up :) --Ocaasi (talk) 02:20, 16 Aùs 2012 (UTC)

Request for Comment: Legal Fees Assistance Program[cagna surgente]

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I apologize for addressing you in English. I would be grateful if you could translate this message into your language.

The Wikimedia Foundation is conducting a request for comment on a proposed program that could provide legal assistance to users in specific support roles who are named in a legal complaint as a defendant because of those roles. We wanted to be sure that your community was aware of this discussion and would have a chance to participate in that discussion.

If this page is not the best place to publicize this request for comment, please help spread the word to those who may be interested in participating. (If you'd like to help translating the "request for comment", program policy or other pages into your language and don't know how the translation system works, please come by my user talk page at m:User talk:Mdennis (WMF). I'll be happy to assist or to connect you with a volunteer who can assist.)

Thank you! --Mdennis (WMF)02:06, 6 set 2012 (UTC)

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Wikidata is getting close to a first roll-out[cagna surgente]

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As some of you might already have heard Wikimedia Deutschland is working on a new Wikimedia project. It is called m:Wikidata. The goal of Wikidata is to become a central data repository for the Wikipedias, its sister projects and the world. In the future it will hold data like the number of inhabitants of a country, the date of birth of a famous person or the length of a river. These can then be used in all Wikimedia projects and outside of them.

The project is divided into three phases and "we are getting close to roll-out the first phase". The phases are:

  1. language links in the Wikipedias (making it possible to store the links between the language editions of an article just once in Wikidata instead of in each linked article)
  2. infoboxes (making it possible to store the data that is currently in infoboxes in one central place and share the data)
  3. lists (making it possible to create lists and similar things based on queries to Wikidata so they update automatically when new data is added or modified)

It'd be great if you could join us, test the demo version, provide feedback and take part in the development of Wikidata. You can find all the relevant information including an FAQ and sign-up links for our on-wiki newsletter on the Wikidata page on Meta.

For further discussions please use this talk page (if you are uncomfortable writing in English you can also write in your native language there) or point me to the place where your discussion is happening so I can answer there.

--Lydia Pintscher 13:31, 10 set 2012 (UTC)

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Hello! This wiki will be switched to the up to date Wikipedia logo in about a week. You can see it on commons:Wikipedia/2.0; please comment on talk if there's something wrong with it.
Thank you, Global message delivery (feedback) 21:36, 22 set 2012 (UTC)

Correggere 'nnapulitano con napulitano[cagna surgente]

Mi scuso per scrivere in italiano ma credo di riuscire a spiegarmi meglio in italiano che in napoletano.

Come noto, in napoletano esiste il genere neutro ("neutro di materia" mi sembra lo chiamino alcuni linguisti) che si utilizza per alcune sostanze e per i linguaggi. Neutri sono anche i pronomi che indicano insiemi generici di cose, come l'italiano "ciò".

Una delle caratteristiche del neutro è che l'articolo che lo precede " 'o " ne fa raddoppiare la consonante iniziale (cosa che non avviene quando lo stesso articolo " 'o" precede parole di genere maschile).

Esempi di parole neutre sono:

Sostanze:" 'o ppepe"," 'o ssale" (ma ad esempio anche il fuoco inteso genericamente " 'o ffuoco"; non il vino, che è " 'o vino")

Linguaggi:" 'o ffrancese" la lingua francese, mentre " 'o francese" è una persona che viene dalla Francia.

Pronomi neutri: "chesto", "chello", " 'o" (es. "chesto nunn'o ssaccio" - questo non lo so, mentre "a chisto nun 'o saccio" - questa persona non la conosco)

Per i nomi neutri, quindi, il raddoppiamento della consonante iniziale si ha solo quando la parola è preceduta dall'articolo " 'o" e per effetto dell'articolo. E' un classico caso di raddoppiamento fonosintattico, fenomeno molto diffuso in Italiano e in napoletano. Ad esempio, "un po' di sale" si dice " 'Nu poch'e sale" e non " 'Nu poch'e ssale". Lo stesso criterio vale per i linguaggi:" 'o ffrancese" è "la lingua francese", ma quando non si mette l'articolo non c'è il raddoppiamento e per dire "quella persona parla francese" si dirà "chillu parla francese" non "parla ffrancese". L'insegnante di lingua francese è " 'o prufessore 'e francese" on " 'e ffrancese" ecc.

Credo perciò sia un errore indicare nell'elenco delle lingue che compare nella colonna a sinistra delle pagine di wikipedia il napoletano come Nnapulitano. Non essendoci l'articolo davanti e non ci deve essere neanche il raddoppiamento della consonante "n". L'errore a mio avviso è tanto più grave perché viene letto non solo da quelli che effettivamente navigano nella wikipedia napoletana, ma da tutti quelli che visitano wikipedia in tutte le lingue del mondo.

Upcoming software changes - please report any problems[cagna surgente]

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All Wikimedia wikis - including this one - will soon be upgraded with new and possibly disruptive code. This process starts today and finishes on October 24 (see the upgrade schedule & code details).

Please watch for problems with:

  • revision diffs
  • templates
  • CSS and JavaScript pages (like user scripts)
  • bots
  • PDF export
  • images, video, and sound, especially scaling sizes
  • the CologneBlue skin

If you notice any problems, please report problems at our defect tracker site. You can test for possible problems at and, which have already been updated.

Thanks! With your help we can find problems fast and get them fixed faster.

Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation Engineering Community Manager (talk) 03:06, 16 ott 2012 (UTC)

P.S.: For the regular, smaller MediaWiki updates every two weeks, please watch this schedule.

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Fundraising localization: volunteers from outside the USA needed[cagna surgente]

Please translate for your local community

Hello All,

The Wikimedia Foundation's Fundraising team have begun our 'User Experience' project, with the goal of understanding the donation experience in different countries outside the USA and enhancing the localization of our donation pages. I am searching for volunteers to spend 30 minutes on a Skype chat with me, reviewing their own country's donation pages. It will be done on a 'usability' format (I will ask you to read the text and go through the donation flow) and will be asking your feedback in the meanwhile.

The only pre-requisite is for the volunteer to actually live in the country and to have access to at least one donation method that we offer for that country (mainly credit/debit card, but also real-time banking like IDEAL, E-wallets, etc...) so we can do a live test and see if the donation goes through. All volunteers will be reimbursed of the donations that eventually succeed (and they will be low amounts, like 1-2 dollars)

By helping us you are actually helping thousands of people to support our mission of free knowledge across the world. Please sing up and help us with our 'User Experience' project! :) If you are interested (or know of anyone who could be) please email All countries needed (excepting USA)!

Pats Pena
Global Fundraising Operations Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

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Italian Wikipedia protests[cagna surgente]

(EN) Italian Wikipedia is protesting against the BILL #3491 that would lead to the cessation of its normal activities like free encyclopedia.

Hi, I contact you regarding this protest of Italian wikipedia. If possible, we need a translation of this notice Wikipedia:Comunicato 24 ottobre 2012/en into your language so that even users who do not speak Italian can understand what is happening. Thanks for support Raoli (discussioni) 19:21, 29 ott 2012 (UTC)

Grazie ragazzi per la traduzione. Scusate, ma prima non ho fatto caso alla lingua e ve l'ho inviato in inglese invece che in italiano. :) Raoli (discussioni) 21:59, 29 ott 2012 (UTC)